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Bob Bunnik Wrote:She got the looks (& history) ...... to me it is NOT about being a wannabee-Pilot, but all about the 'looks'. If you look at the handsome trio above it's clear to me: the Portuguese is a 'classic' beauty, the Ingenieur a more 'industrial' beauty and the UTC Pilot's watch stands out in the middle as my personal reference for what Pilot's Watches should look like:* tough looks (although not large for today's standards).* great readability, although technically not important to me.But what I admire most is the distinct IWC (!) Pilot's look:* crisp Black&White dial (contrary to what competitors are doing in their Pilot's watches).* great design & technical history, dating back to the 1930s-40s. Basically nothing changed you could argue and why should it!? What worked over 70 years ago STILL works and is beautiful! Look at the Big Pilot, the classic UTC etc.So keep up the good work IWC and don't loose track of your Pilot's roots, regards,Bob
Regards, Shing | email iwcforme1976 (at) gmail (dot) comtime does not change us. it just unfolds us. max frisch.all that really belongs to us is time; even he who has nothing else has that. baltasar gracian.
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Time is something invented by the Swiss to help sell more watches
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HajoFair Winds and Following Seas
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shing Wrote:Thanks very much Cellar.For me its the looks, the clarity and simplicity, and that amazing crown. I identify very closely with Bob's post:
Sincerely, Kelvin Leung_______________________________________________________________________________________Repeat after me: I don't need another IWC, I really don't need another IWC...
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hajoth Wrote:Great tour, Greg.The popularity is founded in two issues, IMHO.The technical, design one: - simple, sturdy, easy to read, 'form follows function' and the 'emotional one': - the mentioned boy's/man's dream. A watch you can trust to come back home safely due to her navigational history.
I used to think it was clever to confuse comedy with tragedy. Now I wish I could distinguish them. John le Carré
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:-))Sitting on the dock of the bay.... due to the weather condition this weekend;)Otis Redding, 1967
clepsydra Wrote in reply to:hajoth Wrote:Great tour, Greg.The popularity is founded in two issues, IMHO.The technical, design one: - simple, sturdy, easy to read, 'form follows function' and the 'emotional one': - the mentioned boy's/man's dream. A watch you can trust to come back home safely due to her navigational history.:-)I Second That EmotionSmokey Robinson & the Miracles, 1967[b]Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, 1967[/QUOTE][b]I Second That Emotion[b]Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, 1967[/QUOTE]